Gamache Scrapbook – 1999 Turning Point Parade


This photo from the 1999 Turning Point Parade (1 August 1999).  The parade commemorates the 1777 Battle of Saratoga aka the “turning point” of the American War of Independence.  In 1999, the drum corps made their return to the parade with the Senators Drum and Bugle Corps and Sentinelles Drum and Bugle Corps.  This is also the first year that the Calliope color guard from the National Cemetery participated in an event outside of the cemetery.  The Turning Point Parade is traditionally held the first Sunday in August.  The parade website is

Gamache Scrapbook Collection
Leneta E. Gamache  (21 Nov 1928 – 24 Feb 2017) was born in Hudson Falls, NY and grew up in Bald Mountain section of Greenwich, NY.  She married Joseph Gamache on 7 July 1946 and moved to Schuylerville, where she lived for 60 years.   She was active in many church and community activities.  She was employed at the Oneida Markets in Schuylerville then the Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, NY. Her family was very important to her and she loved large family gatherings and took numerous pictures of every occasion.  These 14 scrapbooks from 1986 to 2002 focus on her son’s Kim Gamache term as Mayor of Schuylerville. Many of the photos were taken by Joseph Gamache.
The Gamache Scrapbook Collection is part of the Town of Saratoga Historian’s collection. The collection is opened by appointment.  You may contact us by e-mail at

The vast majority of the collections with Town of Saratoga Historian have been donated by many generous individuals and organizations throughout our community. We greatly appreciate such generosity and continue to rely heavily on this support in order to continue building collections for future generations.  If you are interested in making a donation, contact us by e-mail at


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